Welcome procurement management professionals and all socioeconomic development enthusiasts. Your visit to this particular web site provides freely shared expert information pursuant to supplier inclusion processes to advance small business activity. Commonly employed ‘Good Faith Efforts’ and ‘Best Practices’ by most major buying organizations have tendencies to overlook the essential purpose for having small business outsourcing plans. Consequently, positive outcomes on our domestic economic landscape remains bleak for upcoming black and Native American entrepreneurs, showing limited growth needed to expand jobs for all Americans. The information found on this site ensures the use of continuous improvement processes for demonstrating the Best ‘Viable’ Practices available whether you are operating in a down or up economic climate. The maximum efficiency of moving products and reducing costs does not have to ignore small business support when it seeks to make adjustments in executing best practices. The governmental rightsizing on our current economy has an unfavorable impact on the annual purchasing spend reports of small business utilization by Corporate America, where the most viable application has been somewhat ignored or hidden. This is occurring despite the overwhelming amount of resources distributed to fair supplier inclusion practices. As you consider and implement open access supply management strategies, involved professionals must generate a greater appreciation of the total practices that work to fairly engage all qualified business enterprises. The quality firms excluded from CONTRACT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES are more often VIABLE suppliers with the capacity to deliver quality products and services. There is a tremendous need to ensure that these firms receive maximum opportunities that can help reduce operating costs for large buying organizations and build more vital markets and jobs for the overall economy. There is a tremendous need to ensure that these firms receive maximum opportunities that will reduce operating costs for large buying organizations and build vital markets and jobs for the overall economy. The negative socioeconomic impact generated by large corporations if removed in favor of introducing open access to operational requirements would serve to improve the quality of life for many Americans. Corporate managers are using unnecessary screening and excuse making tactics instead of addressing their challenges and barriers regarding engagement practices with smaller enterprises. Buyers and those who influence purchasing outcomes have to discontinue game playing at the expense of small businesses seeking contracting opportunities. No longer can socioeconomic development specialists permit jealousy, envy, and greed to go unchecked blend into corporate buying decisions. The outcomes of such have caused far too much socioeconomic pain from entrepreneur neglect. The US Small Business Investment Act of 1958 was federally legislated to increase the use of small business enterprise in order to enhance the job creation processes of our country. In 1978, greater detail of this act included the specific use of black, Asian, Indian, and Latino owned enterprises due to exclusion practices employed by both public and private sector buying organizations. For the better half of the past 100 years many politicians, executives, and managers have sought methods to improve and bring about economic parity and optimum participation of small-to-medium sized business enterprise. As a measurable portion of major corporations are insisting that their buyers exercise open access to contracting opportunities, there remains a considerable amount of area with demonstrating improved techniques for supplier inclusion. For example, the same areas of purchases are being disclosed with huge voids of black business utilization. Seemingly, black-owned enterprises do not appear suitable for trade engagement with major corporations, or is jealously a factor? Current best practices require improvements in the review processes respective to activity regarding economic development, supplier recruitment, and ultimate utilization of untried businesses. Federal, state, and local political officials have delved into implementing disadvantaged business enterprise laws and regulations. Although there exists a standing Small Business Committee in Congress, balanced by the Senate’s Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the effectual use of the disenfranchised group members of the United States have a regular inability to access real contracting opportunities with large buying entities. Viable management processes that work for public and private major buying organizations use a broad based effort toward improving inclusion practices associated with increasing the use of all qualified business enterprises. First, let us dispel the myth that this is not an issue for major buying groups to take a portion of responsibility to change the landscape of spreading wealth in this country. It is definitely and unequivocally a resounding issue for major business to help sustain growth in the small business sector in order to maintain a fair and healthy society. The total US gross receipts for African American owned businesses amassed $89 billion in total revenues for the year 2002. That same year, white male-owned firms reported in excess of $8 trillion. The gap of business opportunities afforded small business enterprises is widening as contrasted between whites and blacks. This is why we have to review and modify the balance of trade relative to corporate contracting agreements. Major buying has throughout history to the present made specific decisions to include only those businesses that match their specific and immediate interests. These interests include the wealthy entities and never to rarely work with the fringes of the rich and famous. Second, the parity of economic opportunity will need to work overtime to eradicate the embargo placed against specific emerging entrepreneurs who attempted to build within the free enterprise system. A most significant example, on June 1, 1921, an affluent all-black business community in Tulsa Oklahoma is where mobs of American citizens, all White, bombed from the air, looted, and burned to the ground over 600 successful businesses. The number of structures leveled is a tiny catastrophe when contrasted to the enormous amount of collateral damage done to the business minds and emerging merchants who understandably passed tainted apathy onto the entrepreneurial spirits of subsequent generations. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, destroyed was a model community, and a major economic movement resoundingly defused. This one holocaust accounted for more than 3,000 black lives, that built, worked, and depended on the 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, two movie theaters, general hospital, bank, post office, libraries, schools, law offices, six private airplanes, and a privately held bus system. [For more information, place ‘Black Wall Street’ in your search engine.] In discussion, we mask this historical atrocity with the notion that those were terrible times and all Americans have complete access to equal opportunity today. Well, to illustrate the blinders our government and major business leaders practice today let us offer a current atrocity. February 12, 2006, television’s magazine hour 60-Minutes reported that more than $8.8 billion dispersed for reconstruction efforts after the invasion on Iraq are lost. The government gave $50 million to Custer Battles Company (owned, controlled, and operated by two white males). This is of course a very detailed story, but please know that the money issued by the US led Coalition Provisional Authority provided these funds in cash. (Newly printed, unused, US currency $100 bills). Seeking to find the other billions of dollars has been lost in the discussion by news media outlets, while the government attempts to prosecute Custer Battles for fraud. This is actually a small example of mismanaging contract opportunities, but a typical example of why the pursuit of better practices in open access is necessary. Small business enterprise has limited access to profitable contracts due to a lack of open relationship building. It is necessary to hold major organizations accountable for supplier inclusion processes as a moral, social, and economic imperative. This is freely shared as an eye-opening experience for the dedicated supply chain manager and inclusion specialist. The information presented on this web site represents perfunctory purchasing management audits over a thirty-five year professional involvement with supplier inclusion management. The strengths and weaknesses from this experience are documented to heighten the new millennium best ‘VIABLE’ practices. The more enlightened corporate executives become, the greater society we can build, inclusive of all who positively participate.